Try Stampin' on Tuesday #544
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #544
Hello friends! We have a new challenge (#544) over at the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge
and hope that you can join us. This week's challenge is a sketch, with an optional theme of watercoloring. I also made my first card using the colors from the Color Hues #35 challenge-navy and pink. I decided to pull out a (slightly older) stamp set from Picket Fence Studios that I really love to make my Design Team cards for this challenge.
Stamps: Picket Fence Studios' I Wish We Could Hug stamp set (retired)
Dies: Gina K Design's Master Layout 2, stitched circle die in my stash
Paper: Patterned paper in my stash, watercolor paper, rose gold glitter cardstock in my stash
Ink: Nocturne VersaFine Claire ink, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger's Holographic embossing powder
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Washi tapes in my stash
Gold dimensional alphabet stickers in my stash
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set
Catherine Pooler's Santa Fe and Blackfoot River sequin mixes, Simon Says Stamp's Party sequin mix (retired)
Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape
This card was actually the second one I made, but the one with the Color Hue's color palette of pink and navy, so I am going to talk about it first. 😊 To make this card, I started out with the koalas. I stamped the cute image of an adult koala hugging a baby koala from Picket Fence Studios' I Wish We Could Hug stamp set with Nocturne VersaFine Claire ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. I then used some gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the koalas and then mixed some of the same gray markers with water and watercolored both koalas. Their ears were then colored with a light pink marker and used some water to blend the gray fur and the pink ears together around the edges of where the two colors meet. I then colored the flowers with pink markers and used a wet brush to move the marker around. Finally, I colored the flowers' leaves with a dark blue Zig marker (the closest that I had to navy). After the water had dried, I fussy cut the koalas.
The background panel was created by cutting a piece of dark blue patterned paper with the second-largest stitched rectangle die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set as well as two additional pieces of scrap cardstock. I glued all three layers together to give the dark blue top layer some dimension. I repeated the process with some navy paper and the largest die from the Master Layout 2 set. After cutting an additional two layers of scrap cardstock with the same die and gluing all three layers of the largest rectangle die cuts together, I ran my Nocturne VersaFine Claire around the edges of the rectangle and heat embossed on the edges with more of the Holographic embossing powder. Finally, the front dark blue and matte layers were glued together and set aside to dry.
Next, I used a stitched circular die in my stash to cut out three circles--a piece of pink patterned paper and two additional pieces of scrap cardstock. All of the layers were glued together for dimension. I then directly applied some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide around the edge of the pink circle die cut and heat embossed around the edge (again) with more Holographic embossing powder.
To assemble the card, I added three pieces of pink patterned washi tape on the upper right part of the card panel to mimic the sketch. Then the whole panel was glued onto an A2-sized white card base. Gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set as well as Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink mixed with water were splattered across the card.Next, I glued the pink circle on the lower left side of the panel and then added the stamped koalas over the pink circle with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape to take the place of the smaller circle in the sketch. Iridescent sequins from Simon Says Stamp's Party sequin mix were glued onto the card. Finally, I added the sentiment by adding an h and i dimensional gold stickers onto the lower right side of the card panel. To finish the card, I colored in the very small gap between the koalas' tummies with the Zig marker that best matched the pink patterned paper behind them.
This card was made in a similar fashion. Again, both of the koala images and the sentiment came from the Picket Fence Studios' I Wish We Could Hug stamp set and were stamped, heat embossed, watercolored and fussy cut in the same manner as the koala in the first card. They were set aside for later.
Next, I again worked on the background panels with different patterned papers, adding dimension to both the stitched rectangular die cut and the matte layer with two additional pieces of scrap cardstock glued behind each and heat embossed around the matte layer with more of the Holographic embossing powder. Again, they were all glued together and set aside to dry.
This time, the large circle for the sketch was created by cutting a piece of rose gold glitter cardstock with the same stitched circle die that was used for the first card.
Before assembling the card, I directly stamped the sentiment onto the card panel with Nocturne VersaFine Claire ink and heat embossed it with more of the Holographic embossing powder.
To assemble the card, I added a few different purple pieces of washi tape to mimic the sketch. The card panel was then glued onto an A2-sized card base. I cut the balloon's string on the upper most stamped image (it is way too long for this card, and then glued some of the length of the cut string behind the koala. The whole koala and the balloon were added to the card with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To make the rose gold glitter circle die cut fit, I had to trim the left third (or so) off and then glued it to the card panel. The koala with the present was added with more of the foam tape. At this point, I decided to add a few leftover green hearts behind the koala for a little more interest. To finish the card, sequins from Catherine Pooler's Santa Fe (copper and white) and Blackfoot River (clear) sequin mixes were glued onto the card.
We hope that you come and join us for this challenge over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Thanks for reading!
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Oh, Anna! I am a huge Koala fan and this card is darling as is card number 2! I Great job in incorporating our colors in your design. Thanks for playing at Color Hues! We are happy to have you!ReplyDelete
Both your cards are adorable! The koalas are very cute. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!ReplyDelete
Both cards are adorable! Such cute koalas! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Hues!ReplyDelete